Topic Archives: Coronavirus

September 27, 2021Coronavirus, Labor/Employment

What To Do Now: Task Force Seeks Broad Coverage and Stringent COVID-19 Protocols for Contractors

On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”) issued guidance (the “Guidance”) on President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 (the “Order”). Although the Guidance recognizes that the Order is limited to only certain types of contracts, the Task Force strongly encourages federal agencies to apply these requirements broadly to nearly all federal contracts entered ...›

September 17, 2021Coronavirus

New Guidance on COVID-19 Protocols for Contractor Employees at Federal Facilities

On September 17, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”) issued updated guidance (the “Guidance”) to federal agencies about COVID-19 safety protocols for employees of federal contractors and federal employees.  While the Guidance is mostly targeted at COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements for federal employees, there were several new and updated FAQs relating to ...›

September 13, 2021Coronavirus

President Biden Will Require Certain Federal Contractors and Businesses to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines or Regular Testing for Employees

On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued a six-pronged Path Out of the Pandemic (the “Plan”) and Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (“EO”) that will require certain federal contractors and businesses with 100 or more employees to have their employees either fully vaccinated or subject to regular COVID-19 testing. ...›

April 1, 2021Coronavirus, Small Business

All Is Not Forgiven: PPP Forgiveness and Credits

On March 23, 2021, The House Small Business, Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure held a remote hearing titled:  “The Interaction Between the Paycheck Protection Program and Federal Acquisition Regulations:  What It Means for Government Contractors.”  The hearing focused specifically on the interplay between Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 31.201-5 ...›

September 14, 2020Coronavirus, Resources, Small Business

PPP Loan Forgiveness Checklist

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides aid to qualifying small businesses in the form of loans with terms favorable to borrowers, including, in particular, provisions that allow potentially the entire loan amount to be forgiven if the proceeds are spent on payroll and ...›

June 30, 2020Coronavirus, Small Business

SBA’s Implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act in Wave of New Rules and Application Forms

As we previously reported, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (“PPP Flexibility Act”) became law earlier this month, introducing numerous changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  The PPP, which is part of the CARES Act,[1] provides aid to qualifying small businesses in the form of loans with terms favorable to borrowers, including, in particular, ...›

May 19, 2020Coronavirus, Small Business

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application is Finally Here

During these uncertain economic times, the Small Business Administration (SBA) loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have been a critical lifeline for many small businesses trying to weather the COVID-19 pandemic.  The PPP, which we have written about previously, is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”).  One of ...›